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Coral Clones

By | March 1, 2012

The colorful and fragile start to the life of a living reef


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Preserving Endangered Gametes

By | March 1, 2012

Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.


Test-Tube Zoo Babies

By | March 1, 2012

A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.


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Tiny Chameleons, Woeful Names

By | February 16, 2012

Researchers discovered four mini chameleon species in Madagascar that are fighting to survive.


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Satellites Spy on Fish Farms

By | February 8, 2012

Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.


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Saving the Amazon Rainforest

By | January 16, 2012

Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.


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Book Excerpt from Radial Symmetry

By | December 2, 2011

Poet Katherine Larson explores the intersection of art and science through the lyrical works "Metamorphosis" and "Crypsis and Mimicry."


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Endangered Snails Accidentally Frozen

By | November 15, 2011

Hundreds of rare giant land snails held in captivity in New Zealand froze to death after the temperature probes in their containers failed.


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Wildlife Biologist Goes Too Far?

By | November 2, 2011

An avid conservationist is found guilty of attempting to poison feral cats, which she claims are a threat to wild birds.


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Rhino Goes Extinct in Vietnam

By | October 26, 2011

The last rhinoceros left in Vietnam was found killed, its horn sawed off, most likely by poachers.


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